Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Update on Baby E

We had our 20 week ultrasound yesterday and got to see baby E!  And in case you are wondering, we did not find out the gender but we will  know in October :)  For the most part, everything looks great.  Baby E is measuring slightly ahead and is extremely active - you don't have to tell me that but the technicians are always amazed at how much our babies move.  We were told some news that could be concerning or could not be - the things parents don't really want to hear.  They found Choroid plexus cysts on the baby's brain.  Okay, before you freak out let me tell you what that is because I was pretty much freaking out.  As google tells me

The choroid plexuses are structures in the ventricles (spaces) of the brain that produce the cerebrospinal fluid. Each plexus is made up of a network of capillary blood vessels covered by transporting epithelial cells.
Occasionally fluid becomes trapped and forms pockets in the choroid plexus. These pockets of fluid are called  choroid plexus cysts (CPC). Choroid plexus cysts are seen during 1% to 3% of all mid-trimester prenatal ultrasound examinations. The cysts may be seen in one or both sides of the brain, and generally have no
effect on fetal development. However, choroid plexus cysts do have a weak association with fetal chromosome abnormalities.


So there you go.  About 1% of ultrasounds show these and then my doctor tells me that about 98% of these cases will resolve themselves without any issues whatsoever.  We have an ultrasound in another month to see what is happening.  I am looking forward to seeing the baby again!  If you would join me in prayer for our little one I would appreciate it. 
Sneak peak of Baby E

2 comments:

crayonmommy said...

The baby is beautiful! I will be praying for Baby E. I have complete faith that God is control and I know you guys do too! Love you lots!

nowamomof3 said...

Baby E looks so beautiful. I cannot wait to meet baby E. We are all praying for your family.